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Born on this day!! Actor Joyce Randolph (“The Honeymooners”) is 98. Keyboardist Manfred Mann is 82. Guitarist Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG’s is 81. Singer Elvin Bishop is 80. TV judge Judy Sheindlin (“Judge Judy”) is 80. Actor Everett McGill (“Twin Peaks”) is 77. Trumpeter Lee Loughnane of Chicago is 76. Actor Dick Christie (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 74. Guitarist Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go’s is 69. Director Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”) is 67. Singer Julian Cope is 65. Guitarist Steve Lukather of Toto is 65. Actor Ken Watanabe (“Letters from Iwo Jima,” ″The Last Samurai”) is 63. Actor Melora Walters (TV’s “Big Love,” film’s “The Butterfly Effect”) is 62. Singer-bassist Nick Oliveri (Queens Of The Stone Age) is 51. Keyboardist Charlie Lowell of Jars of Clay is 49. Actor Jeremy Miller (“Growing Pains”) is 46. Singer Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion is 45. Actor Will Estes (“American Dreams”) is 44. Actor Michael McMillian (“True Blood”) is 44. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is 42. Actor Charlotte Sullivan (“Rookie Blue”) is 39. Actor Glenn Powell (“Hidden Figures”) is 34. Country singer Kane Brown is 29.


1837 – Seminole chief Osceola was captured as he carried a white flag of truce during the Second Seminole War.
1797 – The navy frigate U.S. Constitution, known as “Old Ironsides,” was launched in Boston Harbor.
1805 – Admiral Horatio Nelson died in the Battle of Trafalgar.
1879 – Thomas Edison invented a workable incandescent electric lamp.
1959 – The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of modern and contemporary art, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, opened to the public in New York City.

Today Is: Mammography Day, National Pharmacy Buyer Day, Reptile Awareness Day, Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Prevention Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  SWAT  /  9:00 – Fire Country  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – College Bowl  /  9:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Penn and Teller  /  9:00 – Whose Line Is It?

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: Queen Latifah, Nina Totenberg (R 9/15/22)
James Corden: Jamie Dornan, Tessa Thompson (R 6/30/22)
The View: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Jaime Camil
The Talk: Drew Carey, Corey Feldman
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Quinta Brunson, Monica Mangin, Train
Kelly Clarkson: Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Sofia Wylie, Sophia Anne Caruso, Paul Feig, Soman Chainani
Tamron Hall: Nazanin Boniadi
Drew Barrymore: George Clooney
Jennifer Hudson: Jenna Dewan, Babyface

WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: Isn’t she scary ENOUGH?? On “The View,” JOY BEHAR shocks the other heifers by admitting that she’s “has sex with a few ghosts!!!!” (Crazy much?)


QUESTION: Now that Florida is quickly recovering from a HURRICANE, how is CALIFORNIA doing?? In SF, they’re building one toilet in a park, taking 2 years and $1.7 million!!


QUESTION: Do YOU have old phones at home?? These retro handsets are going for BIG MONEY on eBay!! An iPhone 1 fetched an amazing $39,000 at auction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Will AMERICAN KIDS like these toys as well?? Amazon reveals the top ten most-wanted toys for British kids this year… and they’re all looking pretty cool!!
Amazon has revealed the ten toys which are guaranteed to be a hit this festive season. Pictured: LEGO Friends Horse Show Trailer - £89.99

QUESTION: Trying to shut down a guy who’s HITTING ON YOU without a fight? GEENA DAVIS shut down JACK NICHOLSON using a great line from DUSTIN HOFFMAN!
Geena Davis, Dustin Hoffman

Rock Hall Of Fame To Air On HBO

HBO announced that the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will premier Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. EST on HBO, and will be available for streaming on HBO Max.  The ceremony itself will be held at 7 p.m. PST on November 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. This year, Judas Priest, Carly Simon, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Duran Duran, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Eminem, the Eurythmics, and Dolly Parton, will be inducted for musical excellence. Additionally, Harry Belafonte and Elizabeth Cotten will be inducted for early influence. Jimmy Iovine, Allen Grubman and Sylvia Robinson will be inducted for the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
*********Dolly will be receiving the “Largest Bra in Rock and Roll History” award!!
*******Once you’re in the Hall of Fame, it’s over, right???

Prince Harry Opens Up About Therapy

Prince Harry shared his experience of having a therapist after his life with the British royal family.  He made a surprise appearance at the Masters of Scale Summit in San Francisco. During his appearance, the 38-year-old got personal about his mental health.  “I have a coach. I wish I had two,” the father of two admitted, as quoted by Financial Times correspondent David Lee’s Twitter.  Doron Weber, vice president and program director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, also shed light on Harry’s commentary.  “Prince Harry says growing up in the royal family & and then spending 10 years in the military, he never heard the words ‘therapy’ or ‘coaching,’” Weber tweeted. “Then the blinkers came off and his life changed.”  Mercy Corps CEO Tjada D’Oyen McKenna tweeted “wise words” from Harry.  “’From a boss standpoint, if you see your people as numbers, you will fail,’” said Harry, as quoted by D’Oyen. “’You can’t treat them as numbers, but folks who need a human connection to fire on all cylinders.’”  Emergency doctor Bon Ku noted that Harry discussed the idea of looking at mental health as a way to “[unlock] human potential” as opposed to just solely viewing it as “a mental illness.”
*******He had to go to a therapist because his wife was tired of hearing about his crap!!
********How many therapists and coaches did his grandmother have?? At last count.. zero!!
********Being a “life coach” is the ultimate job!! It just means “telling other people how to live their lives,” which we’re all so good at!!

Andy Dick Arrested Once Again

Andy Dick was arrested last week for allegedly stealing power tools – and remains behind bars.  Court records show the Santa Barbara County D.A. charged Dick with first-degree residential burglary, to which he pleaded not guilty.  According to TMZ, Dick was caught red handed stealing power tools from a home under construction. The homeowner told police they don’t know Dick and made it clear that he did not have permission to be on the property.  Andy’s lawyer, public defender Brian Mathis, told the outlet that he is “confident additional facts will come to light supporting Mr. Dick as this case moves forward.”
****His star has really fallen.. he used to be the biggest Dick in Hollywood!!
*******He told the homeowner, “You don’t know Dick!!” And turned out.. he was right!!
*****Why was he stealing power tools?? He’s never worked a day in his life!!

“Tampongate” Featured On New Season Of The Crown

The scandals of the royal family will surely be featured in the upcoming season of “The Crown,” including one very weird moment.  The notorious phone call between now-King Charles and his future Queen Consort-wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, involving one delicately placed tampon, will be presented in Season 5 of the show.  Dominic West — who is taking over actor Josh O’Connor’s role in “The Crown” as Charles — spilled the tea that the incident will indeed be shown on-screen.  “I remember thinking it was something so sordid and deeply, deeply embarrassing [at the time],” West told Entertainment Weekly.  “Looking back on it, and having to play it, what you’re conscious of is that the blame was not with these two people, two lovers, who were having a private conversation.”  “What’s really [clear now] is how invasive and disgusting was the press’ attention to it, that they printed it out verbatim, and you could call a number and listen to the actual tape,” West said. “I think it made me extremely sympathetic towards the two of them and what they’d gone through.”  The “Tampongate” incident resurfaced in 1993 when a recording of a phone call between the two was published in the press. It was then that Charles’ extramarital affairs against then-wife Princess Diana were revealed to the world.  The talk included the former Prince of Wales telling Camilla, “I’ll just live inside your trousers or something. It would be much easier.” “What are you going to turn into, a pair of knickers?” Camilla jokingly responded. “Oh, you’re going to come back as a pair of knickers.”  Charles then said, “Or, God forbid, a Tampax. Just my luck!” See the new Season Trailer HERE.
*********The episode is called “I’ve Got the World on a String!!!”
*******While Camilla was using Charles as her Tampon, he was using Di as his toilet paper!! Can’t forget that!!
*******This show was a lot more fun when it was about Claire Foy!!!

Conan O’Brien Fired Rude Employee

A former staffer of Conan O’Brien revealed Tuesday that the late-night show host once fired a former crew member because they were allegedly rude to a server in a restaurant.  According to former staffer Todd Levin — who wrote for “Conan” from 2010 to 2020 — Conan got annoyed when the unnamed employee got “impatient and rude,” reports the Independent.  “At ‘Conan’ there was a crew member who was fired because Conan witnessed him being impatient and rude to a server at a restaurant,” tweeted Levin.  “Just remembering that now, for no particular reason.”  The revelation comes hot on the heels of the news that film star and late-night show host James Corden was banned from New York’s Balthazar restaurant after reportedly being “abusive” to one of the servers.
********He had to go to New York!! He’d eaten all the food in L.A.!!
********What good is being famous if you can’t bully the little people??


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Mariah’s Age-Old Problem:  New Stars Are Younger!-(National Enquirer)

Mad Mariah Carey, 52, has wiped out her entire, longtime PR team in a snit over how younger singers are getting all the press SHE thinks she deserves, according to an insider!  “Mariah isn’t happy with where her career is and is lashing out, blaming everyone but herself,” spilled a source.  “It isn’t easy growing older in the music business, watching Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga get all the opportunities that once were offered to you!



Former WWE superstar Ronda Rousey, 34, and her Honolulu-born hubby, mixed martial artist Travis Browne, 39, had their first baby together, daughter La’Akea Makalapuaokalanipo.  Her Hawaiian first name translates to Sacred Light.


It’s a Livin’-(Us Weekly)

Carrie Underwood-

Summer vacation wasn’t just a day at the beach for Carrie!  The country singer pulled double duty, working as a cashier at a gas station and at a rundown hotel that gave her the creeps:  “It was very much empty,” she’s said.  “Like, The Shining empty.”  To make it worse, the Oklahoma native had to put up with a “horrible boss” who would pretend she was his kid.  “He’s like, ‘Doesn’t she look like me?  This is my daughter.’……I worked there maybe a month, and I was like, ‘I don’t feel this is for me.’”


Jen & John:  Ready To Wed?-(Star)

Are those wedding bells for Jen Garner and long-time beau John Miller?  A source says the couple, who’ve mostly kept their romantic life under wraps since getting together in 2018, is close to getting engaged.  “Jen’s told friends that he’s exactly the man she needs,” the source says of the burger CEO, 43.  “He’s down-to-earth and dependable.”  The 49-year-old mom of three was left reeling from her split with Ben Affleck, adds the insider, “so she really took time getting close to John and has finally let her guard down and says she’s in love.”  While the Yes Day actress has yet to make an announcement, says the insider, “friends are taking bets on when John will pop the question!”


Kelly:  Ca$hing In On Her Divorce-(Life & Style)

Turning trash into treasure!  Last year, Kelly Clarkson said that life had “been a little bit of a dumpster” amid her spilt from former music manager Brandon Blackstock-but she channeled that heartbreak into “like 60 songs.”  Her latest single?  “Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You).”  The first release from her new album, When Christmas Comes Around…..the song’s lyrics are about defiantly enjoying the holidays after someone “ruined all my favorite things.”  “Kelly is slamming her ex and cashing in on their divorce at the same time!” says an insider of the 39-year-old, who filed to end things in June 2020.


One Last Thing:  Bill Pullman-(People)

The actor, 67, stars in USA Network’s series The Sinner.

Last guilty pleasure-

My wife [Tamara] and I are in western New York state and went to Lain’s Cider Mill.  We got a dozen of their cider donuts and just finished the last of them.  People wait for them like Santa Claus.

Last tradition I embraced-

In my second movie [Spaceballs], John Candy said, “Pullman, if you’re the lead, you should have a gift for everybody.”   So I had these Celtic North Stars made for The Sinner [crew].  I took a blood oath with Candy; he took me under his wing, so I have to do it.

Last injury-

Three years ago I fell out of a tree with a chainsaw [in my hands] and broke four ribs.  I think I fell about 15 feet.  All I knew was that I was covered in sawdust and going to be hurting soon.


Loser of the Week-(In Touch)


Seinfeld fans go ballistic after the streamer literally cuts jokes out of the popular sitcom by adjusting the aspect ratio for modern TVs.



Dump Truck Gets Stuck!

Police in Ontario said a dump truck’s box became lodged underneath a highway overpass when the vehicle attempted to drive under the bridge with the box raised.  The Ontario Provincial Police posted a video to Twitter showing the box wedged between the road and the pedestrian overpass over Highway 401 in Mississauga.  The driver was not injured in the crash, OPP said.  A follow-up tweet said Ontario Ministry of Transportation engineers were examining the overpass to assess the damage caused by the truck.  See the tweet HERE.
********The driver… was not even smart enough to drive a dump truck!!
******”You put the box up.. and then you put it down!! Got it??”
TOPIC: What’s the dumbest thing you’ve seen someone do on the road lately??

Real Snake On A Plane!

Authorities responded to a plane that landed in Newark, N.J., after passengers on the flight from Tampa, Fla., found a snake on board.  United Airlines confirmed Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials and Newark Liberty International Airport wildlife operations staff were summoned to United Flight 2038 after the snake was spotted on the floor in business class while the flight was taxiing about 1:15 p.m. Monday.  The serpent, identified as a harmless garter snake, was released outside the airport.  Airport officials said the incident did not affect operations.
********Being released in Newark is “animal cruelty!!” That snake should sue!!
*****The passengers kept looking around, thinking: “Where’s Samuel L Jackson?? We know he’s here somewhere!!”

Real “Eye Popping” Man

A Brazilian man with an unusual talent earned a Guinness World Record for popping his eyes 0.71 inches beyond his eye sockets.  Guinness World Records announced Sidney de Carvalho Mesquita, aka Tio Chico, was awarded the world record title for the farthest eyeball pop (male) when he showed off his unusual ability to make his eyes protrude 0.71 inches out of their sockets.  He said his skill was discovered in childhood, and his parents had originally feared it was a symptom of disease, but he was given a clean bill of health by doctors.  “My skill is definitely a gift. It came from my father, my mother and the creator, too,” he said.  See the video HERE.
********Hey, dude!! Keep an eye out for us!!!
TOPIC: You won’t believe what I can do with my body!!!

Mass Gets Official State Dinosaur

Gov. Charlie Baker held a ceremonial signing Wednesday for a bill declaring the Podokesaurus holyokensis as Massachusetts’ state dinosaur.  Baker held the ceremony at the Museum of Science in Boston and signed the bill declaring the state dinosaur to be Podokesaurus holyokensis, also known as the fleet-footed lizard.  The species was discovered in Holyoke, Mass., in 1910 by Mignon Talbot, a Mount Holyoke College professor and paleontologist who became the first woman to discover a non-avian dinosaur species. The bill was spearheaded by Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis, D-Framingham, who said he discovered some states have official dinosaurs during the COVID-19 pandemic and held a poll to allow Massachusetts residents to weigh in on what dinosaur they thought should represent the state.
*********In that state, it should be the “Taxorsaurus Wrex!!!”









13 Britishisms That Have Invaded American English




“Bespoke is one that has really gone nuts,” Yagoda told HuffPost, noting that the British term has gained popularity in the U.S. “In the original British, it was referring specifically to tailor-made clothes like a bespoke overcoat or bespoke suit.” Though the word still often appears in the context of clothing, it can refer to other custom-made items.



“I see ‘dodgy’ quite a bit where you might once have seen ‘fishy’ or ‘sketchy,’” Murphy told The New York Times.



“Gobsmacked is very poetic and sounds kind of funny and nice,” said Yagoda. “There are other ways to just say you were really surprised, but gobsmacked serves a purpose.” Linguist Ben Zimmer credited Susan Boyle with introducing gobsmacked to a broader American audience after she used the word to describe how she felt when her “Britain’s Got Talent” audition went viral.



Although the traditionally American version of the word wonky or wonk refers to someone who is extra studious or knowledgeable about the mundane details of a specialized field (à la “policy wonk”), the British version is taking hold in the U.S. as well. In the latter case, wonky means awry, unsteady or off-kilter.



“Many of my students used amongst in their writing, and I don’t think they even realized it’s a British thing,” said Yagoda, who previously worked as a professor at the University of Delaware. Other British forms of similar words show up in American English as well ― like amidst or whilst.


Easy Peasy

“‘Easy peasy’ is a really common one in the U.S., and people say it came from a British ad for dish soap,” Yagoda explained. Indeed, many experts trace “easy peasy” back to Sqezy brand dish soap’s catchphrase, “Easy Peasy Lemon Sqezy.” Though the slogan may have popularized the shortened form “easy peasy,” the Oxford English Dictionary suggests it predates the ad and first appeared as a British colloquialism or children’s slang. Regardless, the phrase “easy peasy” has clearly taken hold in the U.S. (This reporter’s roommate from Long Island, New York, is notably fond of saying this.)



“‘[T]wee’ is a useful term, because there really is no direct American equivalent,” lexicographer Jesse Sheidlower told The New York Times in 2012. “It describes things that are often associated with Britishness, like Laura Ashley dresses or Park Slope baby names like Primrose or Harmony. But the word itself doesn’t scream of Britishness.”



While “redhead” is arguably the more common word Americans use to describe those with red hair, Yagoda and Murphy have observed a rise in the use of the more traditionally British word “ginger.” Both credit the Weasley family from the Harry Potter universe ― as well as the famous “Ginger Kids” episode of “South Park” ― with helping the term gain traction in the U.S.


Go Missing

“The one that people are really gobsmacked to hear is a British thing is “go missing,” said Yagoda, who observed a spike in the use of “went missing” in American media in the early 2000s, decades after the phrase had taken hold in the U.K.

“We used to say disappeared but that sounds like a magician’s trick,” he continued, noting that the rise in “went missing” seems to coincide with the disappearance of Washington, D.C., intern Chandra Levy. “My hypothesis was just that journalists got tired of saying ‘disappeared’ and ‘vanished.’ One of the first times it was used was in the New York Daily News, and it turns out that writer was in fact British.”



Chris Taylor, a British journalist based in California, wrote in Mashable that he almost never encountered the British word “kerfuffle” ― meaning “a commotion, a hubbub, a vague dispute” ― when he moved to the U.S. two decades ago.

“I remember confusing an editor or two when I started at Time magazine by inserting it in my copy,” he noted. “But now, decades later, kerfuffle seems to be useful enough to Americans — who can never get enough words to describe kinds of conflict — that it can be heard in NBA press conferences.”



To vet, in the sense of thoroughly evaluating someone like a political candidate, was originally more of a British term. According to Yagoda, the word started taking off in the U.S. around 1990 and came to be roughly equally popular in both countries.



In her book, Murphy cited “gutted” in the sense of “emotionally devastated” as a newer U.K.-to-U.S. import, though she has noted that this can lead to some confusion, given the more literal American interpretation. Yagoda pointed to a tweet by American writer Ben Greenman following the 2016 presidential election as a “harbinger of a U.S. boom.”



“Bestie is one that sounds American, but it’s actually British,” Yagoda explained. According to his blog, the OED describes the word as “originally and chiefly British” and cites a 1991 quote from The Observer about Princess Diana’s friends from school.



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